Charles Sturt University’s Master of Theology builds on previous tertiary theological study to develop an in-depth understanding of major issues in contemporary theology.
Subjects are offered in areas ranging from traditional and contemporary theology to approaches in biblical studies, liturgical theology, spirituality, ethics and political and public theology.
The Master of Theology by course work can be completed in 18 months full-time and includes generous options for the development of skills in research and writing.
The research option (Option 2) grounds students in the skills necessary for further higher degree by research study. Since this option includes core subjects, we recommend speaking to faculty at St Mark’s early about your course progression early in your enrolment.
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- 1.5 years full-time
- 3 years part-time
- Online (Distance Education)
- On Campus – Canberra
- hold an undergraduate degree in theology with no less than a Credit average or its equivalent; or
- have obtained a Credit average or higher in the Charles Sturt University Graduate Diploma of Theology or equivalent.
To enrol, students apply directly to Charles Sturt University.
The course consists of the following options.
OPTION 1: COURSEWORK
Five restricted electives (80 points total) and Guided Research Subject (16 points) (in the last session of study)
OPTION 2: RESEARCH
Three restricted electives (48 points total) and two compulsory subjects: Theological Hermeneutics (16 points) and Theology Masters Coursework Dissertation (32 points)
- Advanced Biblical Exegesis
- Advanced Seminar in Mission and Evangelism
- Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry
- Church History Methodology
- Classic Texts in Christian Theology
- Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies
- Contemporary Issues in Practical Theology
- Contemporary Theology in a Global Context
- Political Theology
- Public Theology
- Seminar in Biblical and Theological Interpretation
- Studies in Liturgy and Worship
- The Philosophy of Religious History
- Theological Hermeneutics
- Theology and Spirituality in Contemporary Engagement
During your Master of Theology program you will develop your research, analytical and communication skills, as well as your knowledge of contemporary developments in theology. You will have opportunities to present your work in small, supportive seminars, and by the end of the program you will be able to plan and execute a substantial research based project in your chosen sub-discipline.
A Master of Theology further equips you to work in ministry and mission, and to take up church positions and leadership roles. It also provides a pathway to specialised research.